Next Meeting of Business & Human Rights Forum Confirmed for 29 January

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8 January 2016

The Northern Ireland Business and Human Rights Forum is holding its first quarterly meeting of 2016 on Friday 29th January 10:00–12:30. The meeting will be held at Ingeus’ premise in Belfast (Capital House, Floor 2, Suite 1, 3 Upper Queen Street, Belfast, BT1 6FB) with a lunch to follow.

The Forum supports business in developing an awareness of human rights and in sharing best practice and experiences of their work to respect and protect human rights. The agenda is set by the participants with support from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

Who can attend?

The Forum is a multi-stakeholder initiative and participation is open to businesses (large and SMEs), civil society organisations, NGOs, trade unions, and the government.

The 29 January 2016 meeting will include three presentations on recent measures to promote human rights within the Northern Ireland Executive and business organisations through Chris Stewart, head of policy at DETI, who will also provide an overview of the work to establish the new Department of the Economy and the associated priorities and challenges, Stephen Hillis, Ingeus, and Grace Peacock, Federation of Small Business.

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will highlight developments on the preparation of the UK’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, and its equivalent in Ireland.


Please confirm by email by Friday 22nd January if you are interested in attending the upcoming meeting by contacting Daniel Morris at or on 028 9024 3987.

08 Jan 2016